Quick and Easy Indian Curried Chickpeas

Easy Indian curried chickpeas (Vegan, gluten-free)
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
854 Calories
22g Fat
130g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 854
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 130g 47%
Dietary Fiber 29g 105%
Protein 43g
Calcium 190mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This vegetarian and vegan recipe for an Indian chickpea curry (garbanzo bean curry) uses prepared and canned ingredients so you can whip it up in a hurry - it really is a very quick and easy recipe. Even though it uses canned ingredients, you add lots of spices to give your curried chickpeas a real Indian flavor.

Serve your curried chickpeas over steamed white or brown rice or another whole grain to make it a full meal instead of just a side dish, if you'd like. 

This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 15 1/2 ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder or turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp prepared chutney
  • 2 15 1/2 ounce cans diced tomatoes (no need to drain)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet or saucepan. Add the chopped onion and saute the onion just until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine well. Cover, and allow to cook for at least 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

This dish will make about 6 servings if you're making it as a side dish. If you're planning on serving it as an entree, however, plan on it making closer to 3 to 4 servings.

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